Leeds must re-sign £60,000-a-wk attacker nearing end of deal, will spark promotion push
Leeds United may well find themselves in need of new attacking talent in the summer with Pablo Hernandez’s contract close to expiring and Pierre-Michel Laosgga likely to return to Germany after his loan ends.
That could leave director of football Victor Orta pondering over who to get in to fill certain holes.
One player that he absolutely must look at is West Ham attacker Robert Snodgrass, who is nearing the end of his loan deal at Aston Villa and could be available to a Championship club for a second season in-a-row in the summer.
Reliable Hammers insider ExWHUemployee has reported that the Scotland international earns around £60,000-a-week on his deal at the London Stadium after moving there from Hull in January 2017.
However after a poor second half of the season in the capital, Snodgrass was allowed to join Villa on loan with the West Midlands club paying just 30 per cent of his wages, amounting to around £18,000-a-week.
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Snodgrass has arguably been one of Leeds’ best players since they dropped out of the Premier League almost two decades ago and re-signing him would be a massive boost to the club and would spark a relegation push for 2018/19.
He has made 33 Championship appearances this term for Villa, scoring eight goals and supplying 12 assists.
If he was to replicate that form at Leeds he would surely be one of the key players behind a push for promotion and would soon make supporters forget about Hernandez, whose role Snodgrass would fill.
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